Jennifer Hudson is now a Tony away from EGOT status
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Jennifer Hudson has won her first-ever Emmy meaning she just needs a Tony to become an EGOT.
The 39-year-old singer and actress has been honoured with the Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program accolade for her role as an executive producer on “Baba Yaga” - which means she just needs a Tony Award to join the select few who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
The “Cats” star won an Oscar for “Dreamgirls” in 2007, while she has two Grammys to her name.
Jennifer took to Instagram to share a golden ring shaped in the word "EGO" as she admitted she'd been waiting for this day to come.
She captioned the post: “Wow God wow !!!!!!! I’ve had this ring for quite some time! For me it always represented this day, the day I would say I have an EGO! Emmy , Grammy and Oscar ! What a early bday gift ! U can’t limit God !!!! It’s only a story God could write and heights only God can top ! U will always see me try ! And I hope u will too! (sic)"
Jennifer would join the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend and Whoopi Goldberg in the EGOT club if she does go on to win a Tony.
Meanwhile, the “American Idol” alumni is eyeing up a role in Disney's live-action 'Hercules' remake.
Jennifer is keen to follow in the footsteps of her fellow “Dreamgirls” cast members Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and Anika Noni Rose by appearing in one of the studio's motion pictures.
She said: "Y’all listen close. All my 'Dreamgirls' cast members, this is a fun fact, have been in Disney films.
"Anika [Noni Rose], Beyonce, Jamie [Foxx], Eddie [Murphy] has done everything. Where’s my Disney role?"
And Hudson knows just the part she would be perfect for: Calliope in “Hercules”.
She said: "I was Calliope, the head muse, on a Disney cruise ship, so that means I’m ready for my part.
"We are the muses, goddesses of the arts and proclaimers of heroes.
"That was me, Calliope."
The 'Sing' actress is "ready to shoot" the movie.
She added: "So I’m ready, just roll the camera.
"You ain’t even got to send a script, I don’t need the music. I’m ready to shoot. So I’ll just wait for your call, thank you."
Joe and Anthony Russo have been hired to produce a live-action remake of Disney's 1997 animated movie “Hercules”.
The movie star's latest role sees her play late music icon Aretha Franklin in the new biopic “Respect”.
And she recently admitted she feels "a lot of pressure" about playing the ‘A Natural Woman’ singer on screen.
She said: "That's a lot, a lot, a lot of pressure!
"Everyone is counting down and I'm like, 'Please don't tell me! I don't want to know, that's enough pressure.'
"Enough with her being like, 'Jennifer do this.' But that's that women power, that's that empowerment, like if she passed the torch and she said, 'Jennifer you can do it,' that gives me the strength and the encouragement to try."